The best times to visit Port Alfred for ideal weather are

March 12th to June 3rd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Port Alfred Travel Info

Weather in Port Alfred


Average temperatures in Port Alfred vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 78th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Port Alfred, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early February where highs are regularly around 83.6°F (28.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.5°F (18.1°C) at night.

Port Alfred Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Port Alfred Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Port Alfred Perceived Temperature (F)


Port Alfred Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Port Alfred Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 80.4 70.2 62.8
Feb 81.5 70.5 63.1
Mar 81.2 68.9 61.2
Apr 76.8 63.2 55
May 75.5 60.6 51.8
Jun 72.1 56.9 47.3
Jul 71.8 56 46.5
Aug 72.5 57.6 48
Sep 72.6 59.2 50
Oct 73 62.3 54.7
Nov 74.7 64.3 56.4
Dec 77.7 67.9 60.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 26.9 21.2 17.1
Feb 27.5 21.4 17.3
Mar 27.3 20.5 16.2
Apr 24.9 17.3 12.8
May 24.2 15.9 11
Jun 22.3 13.8 8.5
Jul 22.1 13.3 8.1
Aug 22.5 14.2 8.9
Sep 22.6 15.1 10
Oct 22.8 16.8 12.6
Nov 23.7 17.9 13.6
Dec 25.4 19.9 15.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Port Alfred are May, January, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid May. For example, on the week of May 14th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid November with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of November 12th.

When can you find snow in Port Alfred? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Port Alfred.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Port Alfred (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 8% 0 0.9
Feb 16% 0 1.8
Mar 12% 0 1.8
Apr 11% 0 2.1
May 7% 0 0.9
Jun 13% 0 2.6
Jul 8% 0 1.5
Aug 9% 0 1.5
Sep 11% 0 1.4
Oct 16% 0 3.1
Nov 16% 0 2.1
Dec 13% 0 1.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 8 0 2.3
Feb 16 0 4.6
Mar 12 0 4.6
Apr 11 0 5.3
May 7 0 2.3
Jun 13 0 6.6
Jul 8 0 3.8
Aug 9 0 3.8
Sep 11 0 3.6
Oct 16 0 7.9
Nov 16 0 5.3
Dec 13 0 3.8


Humidity and Wind

Port Alfred has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is June (57.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (69.1%).

Wind in Port Alfred is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by October and January. November’s average wind speed of around 7.9 knots (9.1 MPH or 14.7 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late October where average top sustained speeds reach 13.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Port Alfred.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 7.7 Gentle breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Feb 7.3 Gentle breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Mar 6.8 Light breeze 10.7 Significant breeze
Apr 6.2 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
May 5.9 Light breeze 8.9 Significant breeze
Jun 6.9 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 6.6 Light breeze 9.9 Significant breeze
Aug 6.8 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 7.1 Gentle breeze 10.7 Significant breeze
Oct 7.8 Gentle breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Nov 7.9 Gentle breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Dec 7.4 Gentle breeze 11.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 68.7%
Feb 69.1%
Mar 68.6%
Apr 66.8%
May 63.5%
Jun 57.4%
Jul 57.6%
Aug 62%
Sep 64.1%
Oct 67.8%
Nov 65.4%
Dec 68.5%


Is it Safe to Travel to Port Alfred?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are travel warnings for South Africa; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Nov 30, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Port Alfred, South Africa is September, followed by January and August. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Port Alfred in March. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 71.5 in March means 71.5% of the tourists vs. September.



Overall Port Alfred Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 83.6°F (28.7°C) and 73.1°F (22.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Port Alfred, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 75.9°F (24.4°C) and 72.2°F (22.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Port Alfred to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.6°F (28.1°C) and 75.6°F (24.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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